‘Visual Vernacular Workshop’

Internationally acclaimed Visual Vernacular expert Giuseppe Giuranna, “The V V Maestro” will be bringing his magnificent skills to Deaffest 2014 with a package of workshops and performances throughout the festival weekend, 16 – 18 May.

Deaffest launched its V V project back in 2012 with an open stage performance event, following up in 2013 with the UK V V competition.

Now, for the first time at Deaffest, Italian born Giuseppe Giuranna will be coaching V V skills at the Deaffest workshops.

You will also get a chance to see him in action when he performs on the main stage at Deaffest during the evening’s entertainment on Saturday 17, and at The Late Night Deaf Party.

Date: Friday 16 May 2014 (for schools, colleges etc)

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Age range: 13 – 16


Where: Light House, Wolverhampton

Places are FREE so book early! Email Jackie Law


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Krazy Kat Theatre Company presents A Dream

A Dream

There will a newly re-worked Dream performance, based on The Bard’s original A Midnight Summer’s Dream.

Perfectly ideal for deaf and hearing family audiences of 3-11 years!

This 50 minute play involves puppets, music, actors and sign language, also features a mixed cast of deaf and hearing performers, writers and makers.

It is a timeless story of mysticism, love and forgiveness that resonates and soars. Krazy Kat re-work the story with the loving attention to detail which characterise this popular company.

Features fully-integrated sign language, signed by actors, throughout the show.

Adapted from the Shakespeare comedy by Kinny Gardner.

Date: Friday 16 May 2014

Time: 11:00am and 1:00pm (Performances are 50 minutes each).

Where: Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE


Ticket is £5 (with additional fee of £1.00 when booking online). To buy a ticket, please click here.

Would you like to know more about Kinny Gardner and the Krazy Cat Company? Check out The Limping Chicken!